Once upon a time the height of luxurious outdoor living was to spread a picnic blanket on the lawn, relax on a candy striped deck chair, or be really indulgent and sunbathe on a fold away sun lounger. So what has changed? Well in terms of our desires for enjoying the fresh air nothing. Its just that today more and more people wish to enjoy the ‘Al Fresco’ experience in as much style as possible. For the uninitiated this article introduces the concept of the ‘Outdoor Lounge’. This sensational range of outdoor lounge furniture ideas would have been inconceivable for most people just 50 years ago, but the increasing popularity of outdoor rooms has motivated many designers to come up with their own imaginative ranges of outdoor lounge furniture ideas.
The outdoor lounge furniture idea arises from the desire to create as much comfort outside as inside our homes. The available furniture range has expanded to enable us to create complete room settings in the fresh air, on balconies, sun patios or decked areas. Because each outdoor room arrangement is likely to be at least semi-permanent, the outdoor lounge furniture idea must be made from materials that are practically able to withstand the elements. Either this or very tough protective covers need to be incorporated into the design to keep furniture safe from wet weather conditions.
Many modern materials have been adapted for outside use, synthetic rattan and cane are always popular with designers. Fabric furniture with water resistant seats or easily removable covers is a very comfortable and luxurious option. Wood furniture is strong, durable attractive and traditional, this can be livened up with attractive and colourful soft furnishings and accessories, great for changing when you feel the need for a quick and simple style ‘revamp’. To define your outdoor lounge furniture idea you may wish to incorporate temporary screen walls for structure and privacy. This could be achieved simply by using normal garden trellis or fencing materials. Of course a more permanent gazebo type structure might be a more desirable choice, but be careful not to become too enclosed otherwise you are defeating the object of outdoor living.
Lounging furniture from EGO PARIS
Stylish, traditional, sculptural, minimalist, baroque, funky, there are outdoor furniture design ideas to suit every taste. Many of these designs can be imitated and adapted to suit your budget so be imaginative, be brave in creating your own exciting outdoor lounge design. Make something that reflects your lifestyle and your tastes
Outdoor Lounge Furniture Ideas